MSF Canada / Doctors without Borders
November 24, 2021
Toronto, Canada
Job Type


Job Information

Position Level: Intern

Department: MSF Canada Association

Position Status: Temporary (6 months)

Activity Rate: 100%, (37.5 hours per week)

Salary: $15.00/hour

Status: Must be legally entitled to work in Canada

Benefits: Health Spending Account, Lifestyle Spending Account, group insurance (Life, Dependent Life, AD&D), Peace of Mind plan (i.e. prescription drugs, accidental dental, hospital care, etc.),  5% RRSP contributions (no matching required), starting 4 weeks’ Vacation/year, flexible work hours, annual professional development budget, Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP), free access to internal Psychosocial Care Unit Services and a positive and innovative office culture grounded in our core values of humanity, integrity and results.

Impact Statement

The Association team provides the link between the Association membership and its elected representatives the Board of Directors, as well as with the MSF Canada staff, the volunteers who support MSF Canada’s associative activities and the associations of other MSF sections. The Association intern will contribute to maintaining a well-informed membership through internal communications and by encouraging engagement and participation in associative events.

Key Responsibilities

  • Internal Communications : Support the implementation of the Association’s internal communication strategy
  • Membership Management : Communicate with members about their membership status and fees
  • Speakers Bureau : Respond to event organizers (3rd parties) who are requesting an MSF speaker
  • Friends of MSF : Assist in the preparation of the Annual meeting with Presidents of the Friends of MSF groups

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Core Competencies

  • Commitment to MSF’s Principles; Proficiency Level 1Respects the choices made by the organisation; Has basic knowledge of MSF’s mission and main activities; Respects and accepts the medical ethics and principles of MSF
  • Cross-cultural Awareness; Level 2: Thinks before acting with curiosity and sensitivity, listening and observing, not judging, asks questions and looks for information about the context
  • Planning and Organising; Level 1: Organises work, sets periodic goals, defines priorities, is detail oriented.
  • Initiative and Innovation; Level 1: Responds to problems and opportunities according to policies and procedures without needing supervision, reacts to problems and seeks the best solution to each situation rather then merely doing what is always done

Knowledge and Experience 

  • Well developed digital communications skills including maintaining websites and social media platforms, and coordination of newsletters and mass mailings
  • Demonstrated computer skills: Microsoft Office Suite and database management

Education, Certifications, and Languages

  • Recent graduate or actively working towards the completion of a Degree or Certificate in a related field, i.e. public/global affairs, political science, communication, journalism, etc. or a combination of training and experience
  • Excellent written communication skills in both English and French demonstrated in previous roles that require communication with diverse actors


Interested candidates are invited to apply by providing their resume and responding to the questions below (in lieu of providing a cover letter).

The deadline for applications is Tuesday, 7 December 2021, 9:00am, EDT. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

We encourage applications from individuals who self-identify as belonging to equity-seeking groups such as (but not limited to): Indigenous peoples, members of visible minorities, persons with disabilities, or women.

NOTE: Any questions or concerns regarding accommodation and accessibility may be addressed to [email protected] or by calling 1-800-982-7903.

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